Details of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral: date, location and more

Details of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and the days leading up to the service have been revealed.

“Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September at 11.00am BST. Prior to the State Funeral, the Queen will rest in state at Westminster Hall for four days, to allow the public to pay homage to him,” the royal family said. announced via Twitter on Saturday.

According to the palace, the queen’s coffin currently rests in the ballroom at Balmoral Castle and will travel to Edinburgh on Sunday. He will then rest in the Throne Room of the Palace of Holyroodhouse until Monday afternoon.

On Monday, a procession will form in the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse to take the coffin to St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. There, King Charles III and other members of the royal family will take part in the procession.

Queen Elizabeth II on her Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.
The Queen’s state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey in London.
Getty Images

“Her Majesty’s coffin will then rest in St. Giles Cathedral, guarded by vigils from the Royal Company of Archers, to allow the people of Scotland to pay their respects to her,” the statement continued.

The Queen’s coffin will then travel from Scotland on a Royal Air Force plane to RAF Northolt on Tuesday. Princess Anne is expected to be on the plane. From there, the coffin will be transported to Buckingham Palace by road, to rest in the Bow Room.

“On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 14, the coffin will be carried in procession on a cannon carriage of the King’s troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, where the Queen will rest in state at Westminster Hall until ‘on the morning of the state funeral,’ the statement read.

The procession will pass through Queen’s Gardens, The Mall, Horse Guards and Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Parliament Square and New Palace Yard, no doubt to give people a chance to line the streets and show their respect .

Once the coffin arrives at Westminster Hall, the Archbishop of Canterbury will lead a short service attended by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster. The service will be attended by King Charles and other family members.

The Lying-in-State period will then begin, giving members of the public the opportunity to visit Westminster Hall to pay their respects to the late monarch.

Queen Elizabeth II
Charles was made king after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Getty Images

According to the government’s long-standing plan for the late Queen’s death, called “Operation London Bridge”, the remembrance service will be attended by members of his royal family, the prime minister, as well as a small number of senior ministers.

Her body will then be transported to a prepared grave at the King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where she will be buried alongside her husband Prince Philip after a burial service.

Prince Charles – the Queen’s eldest son and new king of england – toured the UK to mourn the loss of the monarch and address the public in his new role.

Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II in October 2019.
The Royal Family announced details of the late monarch’s funeral on Saturday.
Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Ahead of the official announcement of her death at 96 on Thursday, Buckingham Palace shared early that morning that the Queen’s health was declining in a statement posted on their website.

“Following a further assessment this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remains under medical supervision,” said the statement read. “The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”

The Queen began showing signs of fragile health in October 2021 when she was hospitalized overnight and had to cancel several royal appearances. She raised her concerns in February 2022 when she tested positive for COVID-19 – but was return to royal duties in person the next month.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on their wedding day in 1947.
The late monarch will be buried alongside her late husband, Prince Philip.
Popperphoto via Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth canceled another appearance “episodic mobility problems” in May and the following month, she skipped several of her platinum jubilee festivities on feelings of “discomfort”.

Charles has now been made King of England while his second wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has taken the title of queen consort.

Leave a Comment